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Influenza Vaccinations

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pensioners in Hendon qualify for influenza vaccinations; how many doses of vaccination have been available to the NHS in Hendon in each of the last three years; how many doses have been administered by the NHS in Hendon over the same period; and if she will make a statement. (96927)

This information is not held centrally. General practitioners are responsible for ordering vaccine direct from the supplier of their choice, so the number of patients requiring vaccine and the amount of doses ordered is dependent on what local GP list sizes are and what they actually ordered.

The following table shows the flu vaccine uptake for people over 65 in Barnet primary care trust (PCT) for the last three years:

Flu uptake at Barnet PCT

Percentage

2003-04

66

2004-05

66

2005-06

72